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Ahasverus Ahasverus

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”The eternal Jew”

Biography of Ahasverus Ahasverus

Ahasverus, shoemaker of Jerusalem, the «eternal Jew» who was condemned to restlesss wandering around the world without being allowed to die – to Judgment Day - as punishment for having shown Jesus away from his door. He's sort of a medieval Ancient Mariner or Flying Dutchman.

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